Hong Kong auxiliary bishop calls for ‘Friday fasting’ amid ongoing protests

Hong Kong auxiliary bishop calls for ‘Friday fasting’ amid ongoing protests

Sept 4, 2019—CNA—As widespread protests continue in Hong Kong, a local bishop is urging people to pray and fast for peace, while speaking up against injustice and corruption. The auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong, who has been a vocal supporter of the protests, told CNA that he hopes prayer will help transform the area into…
Gunmen kill six during Mass in Burkina Faso

Gunmen kill six during Mass in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, May 12, 2019 / 10:36 am (CNA) – A group of gunmen burned down a Catholic Church during Sunday Mass and killed at least six people, including a priest, in the west African nation of Burkina Faso this morning.  The attackers reportedly burst into the church, located in the northern town of…
Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and left 500 injured. “The perpetrators of the attack that targeted nationals of the countries of the coalitions and Christians in Sri Lanka before yesterday are fighters from the Islamic State,” the Islamic State said through…
Notre Dame receives $1 billion in donations to rebuild, less than 48 hours after disaster

Notre Dame receives $1 billion in donations to rebuild, less than 48 hours after disaster

Mass had begun when the fire broke out in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.  Fire fighters and parish staff evacuated mass attendees immediately, even as more fire fighters were rushing to the scene.  In all, 400 fire fighters battled the inferno.  Many moveable artifacts were saved but the iconic spire, the roof and…
Breaking News: Iconic Paris Cathedral of Notre Dame Engulfed in Flames: history, beauty destroyed

Breaking News: Iconic Paris Cathedral of Notre Dame Engulfed in Flames: history, beauty destroyed

We at Catholic Business Journal are in tears as we post news that the iconic 12th Century Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris is now fully engulfed in flames, its spire collapsed and the fire now advanced to the front of the Cathedral. UPDATE: Although the famed Cathedral sustained significant damage, including the collapse of the…